IDA Documentary Awards Nominates Latino Films


The International Documentary Association announced today the nominees for the 28th edition of the IDA Documentary Awards which includes some Latino-themed films. Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man (pictured), about the incredible story of Mexican-American musician Sixto Rodríguez who became an unlikely star in South Africa, was nominated for Best Feature Award, while Mark Kendall's La Camioneta was nominated for the David L. Woper Student Documentary Award.

Peter Getzels and Eduardo López's Harvest of Empire, which is based on the book by the columnist Juan González focuses on the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis, was nominated for two awards: the ABCNews Videosource Award, which is given for the best use of news footage as an integral component in a documentary; and the Humanitas Documentary Award, given to a documentarian whose film strives to unify the human family by exploring the stories of human beings who are different in culture, race, lifestyle, political loyalties and religious beliefs.

The 2012 IDA Documentary Awards winners will be announced in ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday, December 7.